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State prepares plan to help coral recover from bleaching

September 9, 2016 KANEOHE, Oahu — Hawaii officials Thursday proposed a series of steps to fight coral bleaching that’s threatening the state’s reefs, including new marine protected areas, limits on fishing and... more »»

Foreign fishermen confined to boats catch Hawaii seafood

September 8, 2016 HONOLULU — Hawaii’s high-quality seafood is sold with the promise that it’s caught by local, hardworking fishermen. more »»

Environmental group debates ivory trade ban

September 8, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Members of an international environmental group are debating a proposal to urge leaders in every country to ban trading ivory. more »»

Climate change blamed for collapse of Hawaiian forest birds

September 8, 2016 HONOLULU — Native forest birds on the Hawaiian island of Kauai are rapidly dying off and facing the threat of extinction as climate change heats up their habitat and allows mosquito-borne diseases t... more »»

Most humpbacks are off endangered list

September 7, 2016 HONOLULU — Federal authorities took most humpback whales off the endangered species list Tuesday — including those that visit Hawaii — saying their numbers have recovered through international... more »»

Hundreds were rescued during roughwater swim race in Waikiki

September 7, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Hundreds of swimmers who were competing in a race off Oahu had to be pulled from the ocean by rescue crews. more »»

Airline ends free ride for shelter pets to Mainland

September 6, 2016 PUHI, Kauai (AP) — Alaska Airlines is no longer transferring shelter animals from Hawaii for free. The Garden Island reports humane societies will be charged $150 for each animal’s flight. more »»

Four malnourished Hawaiian monk seals taken to hospital on Big Island

September 6, 2016 HONOLULU — Four malnourished Hawaiian monk seals have been taken from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to a Big Island hospital for the endangered animals to be fed fish and fluids to boost their... more »»

High tech grants offered for Hawaii research firms

September 4, 2016 The High Technology Development Corp. is offering up to $500,000 in matching grant funding for small research companies this month, the state agency announced Frida. more »»

Federal aid survey cards will be sent beginning Wednesday

September 4, 2016 Federal survey cards, which provide reimbursements to the state Department of Education, will be sent home with students for parents to complete starting Wednesday, the department announced Friday. more »»

Court: Aquarium fish collectors won’t need environmental OK

September 3, 2016 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — An appeals court has ruled that about 50 Hawaii businesses with permits to catch fish bound for aquariums do not need environmental assessments to receive the state permits... more »»

Hepatitis A cases reach 241 statewide

September 3, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The state Department of Health says 13 more people have been identified as having hepatitis A in Hawaii since last week. more »»

Union seeks probe into black mold at Oahu hotel

September 3, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii union said that it has filed a complaint with the Environmental Protection Agency over reports of unsafe working conditions after discovering mold at a Waikiki hotel that’s... more »»

Obama warns against global warming’s impact on Pacific atoll

September 2, 2016 MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands — President Barack Obama plunked down on a speck of coral reef in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on Thursday and gazed out at the turquoise waters of the... more »»

Obama links conservation to climate change

September 1, 2016 STATELINE, Ne. more »»

Lawyers argue against Marcos’ burial as a hero

September 1, 2016 MANILA, Philippines — Lawyers for victims of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos’s regime said Wednesday that the late leader was a despot and oppressor unfit for a hero’s burial, as they argued at... more »»

Inmate dies at Federal Detention Center on Oahu

August 31, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The Federal Bureau of Prisons says a 38-year-old inmate at the Federal Detention Center in Honolulu died over the weekend. more »»

State reaches settlement with foster parents

August 31, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The state Department of Human Services has reached an agreement with Hawaii foster parents to increase the amount it gives to families to cover the costs of rearing a foster child. more »»

Court denies appeal in election case

August 30, 2016 HONOLULU — A federal appeals court Monday dismissed an appeal about whether a vote seen as a step toward self-governance for Native Hawaiians should be open only to Native Hawaiians or to all of the... more »»

Scientists complete yearlong Mars simulation

August 29, 2016 HILO (AP) — Six scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation on the Big Island, where they lived in a dome in near isolation. more »»



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